Breaking The News. Des Clarke. Copyright: BBC
Breaking The News

Breaking The News

  • TV panel show
  • BBC Scotland / BBC Two Scotland
  • 2018 - 2023
  • 27 episodes (2 series)

TV version of Radio Scotland's topical panel show, hosted by Des Clarke. Also features Jim Smith.

Press clippings

Paul Black stand-up special Nostalgia lands on BBC One Scotland

Paul Black's debut stand-up special, Nostalgia, is one of several comedy shows announced for BBC Scotland's Christmas television offerings, airing alongside a special from Susie McCabe and returns for sketch show Queen Of The New Year and panel show Breaking The News.

British Comedy Guide, 28th November 2023

Scottish Comedy Awards 2019 nominations

The nominations for the Scottish Comedy Awards 2019 have been announced. Breaking The News leads the lists. Chris Forbes, Christopher MacArthur-Boyd, Jay Lafferty, Larry Dean, Liam Withnail, Limmy, Susie McCabe and Tom Stade are in the running for best solo show.

British Comedy Guide, 10th May 2019

Jay Lafferty's Brexit gag makes front page of NY Times

An extended gag about Britain's Brexit woes on the new BBC Scotland channel has ended up on the front page of the New York Times.

Brian Ferguson, Edinburgh Evening News, 14th April 2019

BBC Scotland unveils Funny Firsts comedy season

BBC Scotland is to debut a number of new shows online and on TV over November and December as part of a season called Funny Firsts. Shows include The Comedy Underground, The State Of It and Whiplashed.

British Comedy Guide, 15th November 2018

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